Iowa City Looks To Amp Up Their Fight Against Fats, Oil and Grease from 3 Compartment Sinks
The Sioux City City Council heard a proposal to deal with left over grease at restaurants, hospitals, daycares and even nursing homes.
It's called the Fats, Oil Grease Ordinance.
The goal is to be proactive, by making sure businesses have up to date grease and oil disposable systems for their 3 compartment sinks.
That will help prevent grease blockages.
Those blockages can cause basement backups and untreated sewer water being discharged into the environment.
The council says the next step is to inform, potentially affected businesses before they vote on the proposed ordinance.
"Our ultimate goal in this ordinance is to protect water quality and the infrastructure of Sioux City," said Desiree McCaslen. "If a restaurant is identified as begin an issue or problem contributor, depending on severity fines penalties could be issued."
To prevent food solids from entering the sewer system, commercial kitchen operators should consider installing The Drain Strainer. Invented by a former restaurant owner, The Drain Strainer filters 3 compartment sinks, protects your grease traps and is an affordable commercial garbage disposal alternative.